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January Jobs Report Shows Growth; DOW Hovers Near 14,000; Day Four of Hostage Situation; Convict Accidentally Released; Hillary Clinton's Last Day; Gearing Up for the Super Bowl; Texas Lawman Murdered in Broad Daylight
Aired February 1, 2013 - 11:00 ET
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ASHLEIGH BANFIELD, ANCHOR, "CNN NEWSROOM": Today's rally thanks in part to the January jobs report which just came out this morning.
Alison Kosik is at the New York Stock Exchange. It sounds loud behind you. I can only assume there's quite a bit of activity going on. What's it like down there?
ALISON KOSIK, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Well, believe it or not, there was no reaction when the Dow hit that 14,000 level. It hit there and then it pulled back just a little. You see the Dow now is just below that at 13,999.
And you know what got the Dow over that -- sort of that hump? It was that jobs report. The jobs report was very strong. It showed that 157,000 jobs were added to the economy in January.
And, sure, the number came in a bit soft. What investors were really looking at were those stronger revisions higher in November and December for those jobs numbers.
So, that was encouraging and that really got the Dow over that level, but the focus yet today is on Dow 14,000 because it's been five years since stocks were at this level and the optimists about this say it shows just how far we've come.
KOSIK: Remember, this? March 1999, the height of the dot-com boom. The Dow hit 10,000 for the first time.
PETER TUCHMAN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, QUATTRO M. SECURITIES: There was a big deal when we hit 10,000. We gave out hats. These are big -- they're psychological levels. They're big. They're crescendos.
KOSIK: fast forward to 2006, the height of the housing boom, Dow 12,000. Nine months after that, 14,000.
But we wouldn't see that threshold again for a long time. The housing market was already crumbling. Recession was lurking.
Now five years later, we're back and the returns staggering.
Bank stocks, buoyed by cheap interest rates, bounced back. Housing stocks through the roof.
The rally is driven by you, the individual investor. You've plowed $16 billion into the market in just the past three weeks.
The economy seems healthier, but perhaps the biggest driver is the Federal Reserve.
KENNETH POLCARI, DIRECTOR OF NYSE FLOOR OPERATIONS, O'NEIL SECURITIES: It goes right back to the Federal -- Fed stimulus, right? And every other central bank around the world.
They're pumping the system with so much money and keeping rates artificially low that savers and people looking for yield can't get any more in the fixed income market, so they force this trade into risk assets.
KOSIK: That means stocks. The Fed is pumping $85 billion a month into the economy by buying long-term debt and mortgage-backed securities. That drives down interest rates leaving investors nowhere else to turn.
So, that's how we got here. But does 14,000 really mean anything?
JEREMY SIEGEL, WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: These are certainly nice round numbers. I mean I personally think it'll be more of an event once we breakthrough that October 2007 all-time high.
KOSIK: That all-time high is 14,164
KOSIK: OK, so we haven't yet reached that all-time high. In fact, just when you hear a bull, there's also a bear.
I talked with one economist who says this is a market that's just waiting for a correction.
Not so sure that's the case, Ashleigh, so for now, I guess we can revel in the fact that, ah, we're at 14,000 as we end this story.
BANFIELD: Yeah. I'm going to attribute that to you and your report that you just got it to creep back up and over. Kosik, you're great. Either that or everybody's very excited about the Super Bowl.
But there you have it, folks, the numbers, Alison watching the story for us live on the New York Stock Exchange. Thanks, Alison.
I want to switch gears because there is another story that's playing out. And this is day four of a terrifying hostage situation in Alabama. It's growing more tense by the moment because we are talking about a 5-year-old boy who's involved.
That child is being held in an underground bunker and the person holding him is clearly deranged.
Police, the FBI, hostage negotiators, all of them at the scene, but the neighbors say that bunker is no joke. It is well-stocked, and the suspect could apparently be capable of staying in that bunker for days.
Our George Howell now has a closer look of just what we're dealing with here.
GEORGE HOWELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Jimmy Davis, Jr. and his family have been neighbors to Jimmy Dykes since he moved to this area and bought property here more than a year and a half ago.
And Davis says he's seen the bunker firsthand.
JIMMY DAVIS, JR., NEIGHBOR: And he told me it's a storm shelter. And I've not seen it in about probably eight to nine months. Not sure at what he's done to update it or anything.
HOWELL: So, when you saw that bunker, what did it look like? How wide, how deep was it?
DAVIS: It was like a 15-by-15 foot wide in length and about 12 foot deep, and it was lined with bricks like the little red bricks.
HOWELL: Davis says Dyke's travel trailer where he lives sits about 20 yards off the road on his property. Just behind the trailer is a massive steel shipping container that Davis says Dyke's used as a shed.
And behind that, slightly to the left sits the underground, square bunker.
DAVIS: Actually had cinder blocks going down the steps and it was covered up with two sheets of plywood and nailed together with hinges and stuff as a door to open to it.
HOWELL: Davis saw the bunker early in its development. He says it had a tarp and sand over the top. He also noticed a PVC pipe buried in the ground that went from the bunker all the way to the front gate.
Dykes told Davis that he put it in so that if he was in the bunker he could hear people or cars approach the front gate.
Did he ever give you any indication as to why he built this bunker?
DAVIS: Storm shelter, that's what he told me. He said back where he lived -- I forgot where he told me he used to live, but back where he lived, there was a bunch of tornadoes and they would always hit close to his house, so he was preparing for it and wanted to make sure he had somewhere to get in.
HOWELL: Davis says his relationship with Dykes quickly deteriorated, though. Just in December, he says Dykes fired a pistol at him and his family while they were in their pickup truck.
The two men were due in court on Wednesday where he was to face a charge of menacing. but since allegedly kidnapping a child and killing a man, Dykes is now in much deeper, hiding out underground.
BANFIELD: George Howell joins me live now from Midland City, Alabama. George, Reuters has reported that neighbors say that there is electricity in this bunker, that potentially there's a television in this bunker.
I think that makes things very difficult for investigators, but also, it's very cold there, so that would be a very important detail.
HOWELL: You know, it's still very -- there's a lot of gray here. It's unclear whether there's electricity, whether there's heat, whether there's power in this bunker.
But we've heard from several people, secondhand, keep in mind, that there may be power.
At the bottom line, Ashleigh, we know that investigators are doing their best to keep in touch with him. They're talking to him. The negotiations are ongoing.
And they tell us that the young boy, the 5-year-old, is physically unharmed. Ashleigh, right now, that is the best news that we have.
These updates that we get from investigators come rarely when we get them, so that's the latest that we've been given.
BANFIELD: So disturbing. All right, George, keep an eye on it for us if you will. Thank you.
Police and court officials in Chicago have a lot of explaining to do and it's all about a man named Steven L. Robbins. That's his picture. He's 44-years-old, about 5'5" tall and 190 pounds.
I tell you this because he's a convicted murderer and he's supposed to be serving a 60-year prison term in Indiana. He was taken to Chicago on Tuesday to face something else, though, a drug charge.
But that drug charge ended up being dropped, so then, you'd think he'd go back to his regular prison. But for reasons unknown, he was instead released and free to go and walk amongst the rest of us and away he went.
So, arrest warrants are now in effect in Illinois and Indiana. This is effectively a manhunt for an already-convicted killer who is not supposed to be out. We will keep you posted on this.
Overseas now to a developing story in Turkey, a suicide bombing today right outside the U.S. embassy in Ankara, killing a Turkish security guard protecting the people inside.
Police say that the bomber also died and at least one other person was wounded. No Americans were among the hurt or dead. There's no word on who might have carried out today's attack. Turkey does have, of course, a pretty long history of political violence, ranging from leftist anarchists to Kurdish separatists to even al Qaeda. Turkey also backs the rebels who are fighting to overthrow the Syrian president who is, of course, waging a civil war next door.
And that U.S. embassy bombing in turkey coming on the same day as our secretary of state is saying good-bye to the job. It's Hillary Clinton's last day.
So she would have a last day on the job and this would be her day before the last day. She had a chance to go to the Council on Foreign Relations on what was billed as her farewell speech.
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HILLARY CLINTON, SECRETARY OF STATE: Tomorrow is my last day as secretary of state, and though it is hard to predict what any day in this job will bring, I know that tomorrow my heart will be very full.
Serving with the men and women of the State Department and USAID has been a singular honor.
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BANFIELD: Hillary Clinton hands over her office to former Massachusetts Senator John Kerry who will undoubtedly be meeting all of these important people to whom she's been spending so much time in the last four years.
John Kerry's nomination to the post was, of course, confirmed on Tuesday of this week.
BANFIELD: This is the kind of week that my colleague Carol Costello lives for. It is officially called the Super Bowl.
But ever since the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers won the right to play for the NFL championship on Sunday, it's been renamed the "Harbowl" because it's really been named off the Harbaugh brothers, John, the head coach of the Ravens, and Jim, head coach of the '9ers.
They have been friendly rivals and they've been not-so-friendly rivals almost from the day that these two were born.
And they held a joint news conference in New Orleans.
This was really much anticipated. It happened just a short while ago. They were asked the improbable question if either one would ever consider working for the other brother.
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JOHN HARBAUGH, BALTIMORE RAVENS HEAD COACH: I would love to work for Jim. I'd love it. It'd be the greatest thing in the world.
And we almost made it happen at Stanford at one time and it'd be an honor to have him on the staff, a great coach.
You always try to get great coaches and there's none better than Jim Harbaugh. And I mean that seriously. There's no better coach in the National Football League than this guy sitting right here.
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BANFIELD: Oh, as the mother of two boys who are also just months apart, that's how I want mine to grow up.
Of course, no brother is -- or, one of them, one of the brothers is going to go down in defeat on Sunday and they were asked what that could be like.
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JOHN HARBAUGH: It's not really about how we're going to feel, you know? You -- every coach, every player, everybody in the organization, when you win, everybody is -- it's a jubilation and when you lose, it's just bitter disappointment because so much goes into it.
And it'll be no different in this game, but probably even on a greater scale because of the opportunity to win the championship.
And a lot of hard work has gone into this. A lot of plays have been made. A lot of sacrifices have been made. Great competitions have been won. And adversity has been battled through by both teams, you know?
And for the side that comes up short, it's going to be a bitter disappointment.
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BANFIELD: Boy, that's an understatement, right?
As you might imagine, though, John and Jim's biggest fans and biggest supporters are mom and dad, Jack and Jackie. Jack and Jackie. The story gets better, doesn't it, the Harbaugh parents.
Jack spent his entire career as a football coach. And as for mom, well, here's how Jim and John put it.
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JIM HARBAUGH, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS HEAD COACH: Nobody in the family has more competitive fire than my mother. And she competes like a maniac. So, I've learned, number one, that is that.
And she's just always believed in us. And I think that's the most important thing to me, that she believed in me and John and Joanie. JOHN HARBAUGH: Just all the things that Jim said are absolutely true. You know, no one would fight more for us than our mom, you know, no matter what the situation was, or teach us how to have each other's back, you know, how to be there for one another, whether it was a little scrape in the neighborhood or something like that.
She basically made it very clear that we were to have each other's back, no matter what.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BANFIELD: The rivalry between John and Jim Harbaugh certainly among the most incredible rivalries in the history of football's biggest game.
But in the middle, mom and dad who have experienced this rivalry for a lifetime, but it never got to the level, of course, of a Super Bowl.
And then there's also Jay Harbaugh. That's the son of Jim, and Jay is actually a coaching intern for John. It is a great story, and that's why Carol Costello filed it. Have a listen.
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CAROL COSTELLO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The Brothers Harbaugh are living the dream, the same dream, and only one will wake up happy Monday morning.
JOHN HARBAUGH: You just grow up fighting for everything, you know? You're fighting for the extra hot dog. You fight for girls. You fight for everything.
So, we both got our girls, but we both need our victory here this week.
JIM HARBAUGH: I have less than half the experience that he does, less than half the playoff appearances, wins, et cetera. We know the task ahead of us.
COSTELLO: They seem so cool, so detached, but maybe it's because their sibling rivalry dates back decades.
JACKIE HARBAUGH, MOTHER: They really wouldn't sit very long together.
COSTELLO: We found this rare footage of the Harbaugh family in CNN's archives, back when they wouldn't even share a photo.
JACK HARBAUGH, FATHER: We were supposed to get the one picture of the two of them and at one price and it cost us twice the amount of money when it all came down in the end.
JOHN HARBAUGH: I was supposed to be the quarterback our senior year, you know? I was pretty excited about that going into my senior year in high school, but I got beat out by the sophomore star, but it lessened the blow a little bit when it was my own brother.
COSTELLO: For mom and dad, it was all good, at least back then.
JACKIE HARBAUGH: Jim threw the pass to John and, on the loud speaker, you could hear Harbaugh to Harbaugh, and I thought, how can it get any better than this? I just thought, what a neat thing to hear as a parent.
COSTELLO: But the high school gridiron is one thing. The Super Bowl, that is so off the charts different.
JULIUS JONES, NFL RUNNING BACK: I feel bad for the parents.
COSTELLO: Julius and Thomas Jones know. They're brothers and, yes, both played on opposing teams. Both were running backs trying at the same time to set an NFL rushing record.
THOMAS JONES, NFL RUNNING BACK: Well, you know, whoever loses is -- you're going to always be known as the brother that lost, especially if it's the younger brother that beats the older brother.
COSTELLO: That sort of competition actually helps Serena and Venus in tennis. And Steven Gluckstein out-jumped brother Jeffrey in Olympic trampoline.
STEVEN GLUCKSTEIN, OLYMPIC ATHLETE: When he got the spot, I was a little bit crushed.
JEFFREY GLUCKSTEIN, OLYMPIC ATHLETE: I can't wait to see who pulls ahead, but I am pulling for the big brother.
COSTELLO: Pau and Marc Gasol, not so much.
PAU GASOL, NBA PLAYER: From now on for the rest of their lives, there's always going to be one winner and one loser.
COSTELLO: The Jones brothers, they like having each other to root for.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We played each other three times. Each time, he was on the field I was all the way down on the other end by myself. I didn't want to hear anybody. I just wanted to watch him.
COSTELLO: Really? So, you were secretly cheering him on even though he was on the other team.
And you did the same thing?
J. JONES: I actually got caught one time.
COSTELLO: As for the Harbaughs, no one, not even the Jones brothers, think they'll be cheering each other on.
As Thomas so aptly put it, if it's the Super Bowl, you forget your brother's last name.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Coach, your brother says you're a better coach than he is. What do you say about that? JOHN HARBAUGH: I know he's setting me up. He's just trying to soften me up.
COSTELLO: Carol Costello, CNN, Atlanta.
BANFIELD: On the eve of Super Bowl XLVII, CNN is live in New Orleans with our take on the biggest sporting event in the country, what it means for the city, how it became such a cultural phenomenon and more.
"Kickoff in New Orleans -- A CNN Bleacher Report," it's a special Saturday afternoon, 4:00 p.m. Eastern.
BANFIELD: Thieves in California are not exactly the shy types. Take a look at this. They crash their SUV through the front door of a jewelry store, hop out and go to town with hammers on the jewelry cases.
The police are now looking for four suspects, those four, kind of hard to make out what they look like from that shot.
But here's what we do know about them. They don't know a whole lot about jewelry, it turns out, because they went for the cheapest stuff in the store, so there.
A woman arrested in Ohio found out the hard way that you do not help your case when you kick out the window of the cruiser that you're being hauled away in. Watch that carefully as those feet keep hitting the window.
Slam, that's an absolute shower of broken glass on the officer. Look at the officer. He's having to brush the broken glass off his face.
Not a smart thing to do because, according to Westerville police, this woman was arrested after punching out her mother and, among her charges, at least now anyway, assaulting an officer and vandalism.
If you happen to have the job of putting away criminals for a living, you are bound to make dangerous enemies. So there's a pretty long list of potential suspects in the brazen daylight killing of a Texas law man.
Kaufman County assistant DA Mark Hasse, this is him, and he is now dead. He's described by his boss as a stellar prosecutor, an assistant DA who was gunned down on his way into the courthouse yesterday morning.
Investigators came out to brief reporters on the latest on this really developing story just moments ago and our Drew Griffin caught up with them.
Drew, have you learned anything more about what they know from this extremely surprising attack? DREW GRIFFIN, CNN INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, you know, Ashleigh, you can almost tell out of anguish of their face that it's been a very long night for these law enforcement officials here. We're about 30 miles outside of Dallas.
No significant developments or advancements in determining who did this, that's according to the police chief. Although they're getting numerous tips that are leading to some developments, they really have no idea where they're going with this.
As you said, Mark Hasse prosecuted hundreds of cases. They're looking through those cases right now to see if there's any obvious glaring people who might be suspects in this case.
But right now, all they have is rough descriptions by the many witnesses who saw apparently many different things, including the description of a getaway car.
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CHIEF CHRIS AULBAUGH, KAUFMAN, TEXAS, POLICE: The information we gave you yesterday remains, a silver or gray-looking older model sedan, four-door sedan, one and possibly two, unknown race, possibly dressed in black with a hoodie, facial features covered.
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GRIFFIN: And that's what's really confusing here. The witnesses have all seen different parts of this story, Ashleigh. They don't know if they're looking for one or two people. Don't know if they're looking for a shooter and a driver or just the shooter. Don't know if he had a mask on or if he was just wearing a hoodie to try to conceal his face.
They really seem to be stumped on this. There is a $64,000 reward now that reward is growing for any tip leading to any kind of information that could lead to the arrest.
But right now, a lot of speculation, not a lot of facts as to who killed this prosecutor here in Kaufman, Texas.
BANFIELD: Drew, I tend to get the idea that there's a lot of anger to go along with that, as well. When the DA talked about this, he was seething.
Let me play a quick bite and then we'll ask about it on the other side.
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MIKE MCLELLAND, KAUFMAN COUNTY, TEXAS, DISTRICT ATTORNEY: I hope that the people that did this are watching because we're very confident that we're going to find you, we're going to pull you out of whatever hole you're in, we're going to bring you back and let the people of Kaufman County prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.
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BANFIELD: Drew, the Kaufman County prosecutors are busy people, and this particular person, Mr. Hasse, was working on upwards of 400 cases at the time.
But there was a very high-profile case. I want to ask you about the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.
Apparently, Mr. Hasse was involved in the prosecution of this prison gang. They have a lot of clout on the outside of prison as well as on the inside of prison.
Is this a big lead or is this just one of many?
GRIFFIN: You know, it is one of many. It's one they're not ruling out.
It's a very odd coincidence that the Kaufman DA, the assistant DA, Mark Hasse, did help with that prosecution, but that was a federal prosecution, Ashleigh, and it involved many, many different agencies.
Yesterday, two of the Aryan Brotherhood members did plead guilty to racketeering. That was a Houston Department of Justice case.
So, it was on that very day when he was gunned down and that's where this speculation came through.
But this guy prosecuted everybody, drug dealers, Mexican gangs, so they're looking at all the cases. Nothing points to anything right now.
BANFIELD: All right, Drew Griffin, staying on the story for us, thank you for that.